The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

The figures below represent the IT job market in general and are NOT representative of salaries within the Microsoft Corporation.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 6 5 7
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 895 1075 777
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.01% 21.75% 18.36%
As % of the Vendors category 36.12% 46.98% 37.16%
Number of salaries quoted 762 992 653
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,499
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,500 £22,100
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Microsoft
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Vendors Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
2478 2288 2091
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 44.34% 46.29% 49.40%
Number of salaries quoted 2045 2012 1663
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Microsoft
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the West Midlands region.

Microsoft Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Microsoft
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -3 382 £40,000 - 88
Coventry +5 163 £44,000 +4.14% 32
Warwickshire +1 113 £43,000 +39.83% 26
Staffordshire -3 69 £37,500 +7.14% 32
Worcestershire -2 56 £27,500 -19.11% 16
Solihull +3 52 £34,000 -2.85% 5
Dudley +3 34 £35,000 +27.27%
Wolverhampton 0 33 £40,000 +14.28% 6
Walsall -7 19 £40,000 +15.10%
West Bromwich -11 12 £40,000 -31.62% 2
Shropshire -15 8 £36,250 +16.00% 6
Halesowen +2 3 £32,500 -2.98% 1
Herefordshire -1 2 £36,000 +20.00%
Sutton Coldfield - 2 £37,500 - 2
Brierley Hill +4 1 - -
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft.

1 637 (35.91%) MS Excel
2 619 (34.89%) SQL
3 606 (34.16%) SQL Server
4 585 (32.98%) Windows
5 532 (29.99%) .NET
6 457 (25.76%) C#
7 345 (19.45%) Active Directory
8 307 (17.31%) ASP.NET
9 299 (16.85%) JavaScript
10 294 (16.57%) VMware
11 278 (15.67%) Windows Server
12 271 (15.28%) MS Office
13 256 (14.43%) MVC
14 250 (14.09%) Agile Software Development
15 248 (13.98%) Finance
16 247 (13.92%) CSS
17 225 (12.68%) HTML
18 210 (11.84%) Microsoft Certification
19 197 (11.10%) Business Intelligence
20 185 (10.43%) MS Exchange
21 183 (10.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
22 179 (10.09%) Cisco
23 171 (9.64%) ITIL
24 167 (9.41%) VMware Infrastructure
24 167 (9.41%) Analytical Skills
25 164 (9.24%) Windows Server 2008
25 164 (9.24%) Degree
26 163 (9.19%) SharePoint
27 155 (8.74%) XML
28 152 (8.57%) jQuery

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 185 (10.43%) MS Exchange
2 163 (9.19%) SharePoint
3 97 (5.47%) IIS
4 62 (3.49%) Exchange Server 2010
5 60 (3.38%) Exchange Server 2013
6 48 (2.71%) Lync
7 35 (1.97%) SharePoint 2013
8 32 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2003
9 31 (1.75%) Umbraco
10 22 (1.24%) SharePoint 2010
11 21 (1.18%) BizTalk Server
11 21 (1.18%) CMS
12 20 (1.13%) Node.js
13 19 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2007
14 16 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2000
15 12 (0.68%) Sitecore CMS
16 11 (0.62%) SAS
17 9 (0.51%) IBM Notes
18 8 (0.45%) Apache
18 8 (0.45%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 637 (35.91%) MS Excel
2 271 (15.28%) MS Office
3 32 (1.80%) MS Project
4 29 (1.63%) MS Visio
5 24 (1.35%) MS PowerPoint
6 21 (1.18%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.23%) InfoPath
7 4 (0.23%) PowerPivot
8 3 (0.17%) OmniGraffle
9 2 (0.11%) CATIA
10 1 (0.056%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.056%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.056%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.056%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 111 (6.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 86 (4.85%) Dynamics NAV
3 57 (3.21%) Dynamics AX
4 36 (2.03%) Dynamics GP
5 13 (0.73%) Oracle EBS
6 10 (0.56%) BusinessWorks
6 10 (0.56%) JDE EnterpriseOne
6 10 (0.56%) Oracle 11i
6 10 (0.56%) Oracle EBS R12
7 8 (0.45%) Oracle General Ledger
8 7 (0.39%) Lawson
8 7 (0.39%) Oracle ASCP
8 7 (0.39%) Oracle Cash Management
8 7 (0.39%) Oracle iProcurement
8 7 (0.39%) Oracle Payables
8 7 (0.39%) Oracle Receivables
9 6 (0.34%) assyst
9 6 (0.34%) SAP ERP
10 5 (0.28%) SAP BPC
11 4 (0.23%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 140 (7.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 102 (5.75%) Office 365
3 53 (2.99%) IaaS
4 45 (2.54%) SaaS
5 36 (2.03%) Amazon AWS
6 32 (1.80%) PaaS
7 14 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
8 12 (0.68%) Bluemix
9 11 (0.62%) Azure Active Directory
10 9 (0.51%) Mimecast
11 7 (0.39%) Google Analytics
12 5 (0.28%) GitHub
13 3 (0.17%) Google Apps
14 2 (0.11%) Google Drive
15 1 (0.056%) Amazon EC2
15 1 (0.056%) MailChimp
15 1 (0.056%) Pure360
15 1 (0.056%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 126 (7.10%) LAN
2 124 (6.99%) WAN
3 116 (6.54%) Firewall
4 90 (5.07%) TCP/IP
5 88 (4.96%) SAN
6 69 (3.89%) DNS
7 56 (3.16%) DHCP
8 45 (2.54%) VPN
9 39 (2.20%) VoIP
10 36 (2.03%) VLAN
11 34 (1.92%) Internet
12 33 (1.86%) Wireless
13 24 (1.35%) Remote Desktop
14 20 (1.13%) Cisco ASA
14 20 (1.13%) Wi-Fi
15 19 (1.07%) Unified Communications
16 16 (0.90%) IPv4
16 16 (0.90%) Kerberos
16 16 (0.90%) NetScaler
17 14 (0.79%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 606 (34.16%) SQL Server
2 183 (10.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 146 (8.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 112 (6.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 96 (5.41%) SQL Server 2008
6 92 (5.19%) Data Warehouse
7 72 (4.06%) Relational Database
8 62 (3.49%) SQL Server 2005
9 51 (2.87%) MySQL
10 44 (2.48%) SQL Server 2014
11 38 (2.14%) RDBMS
12 37 (2.09%) SQL Server 2012
13 30 (1.69%) BusinessObjects
13 30 (1.69%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 27 (1.52%) Power BI
14 27 (1.52%) QlikView
15 21 (1.18%) Crystal Reports
15 21 (1.18%) NoSQL
16 18 (1.01%) Oracle Database
17 17 (0.96%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 117 (6.60%) Visual Studio
2 88 (4.96%) Team Foundation Server
3 36 (2.03%) Git (software)
4 22 (1.24%) NUnit
5 19 (1.07%) Subversion
6 15 (0.85%) Moq
6 15 (0.85%) MSTest
6 15 (0.85%) Rhino Mocks
7 12 (0.68%) Selenium
8 11 (0.62%) Hudson
8 11 (0.62%) Mercurial
9 8 (0.45%) JSUnit
10 6 (0.34%) Jenkins
10 6 (0.34%) JIRA
11 5 (0.28%) Mocha
12 4 (0.23%) Jasmine
12 4 (0.23%) Protractor
13 3 (0.17%) Bitbucket
13 3 (0.17%) Ranorex
13 3 (0.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 248 (13.98%) Finance
2 69 (3.89%) Manufacturing
3 59 (3.33%) Telecoms
4 47 (2.65%) Retail
5 42 (2.37%) Marketing
6 32 (1.80%) Advertising
7 21 (1.18%) Legal
8 20 (1.13%) Automotive
9 18 (1.01%) Games
10 13 (0.73%) Law
11 9 (0.51%) Back Office
12 8 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
13 6 (0.34%) Banking
14 5 (0.28%) Local Government
14 5 (0.28%) Military
15 4 (0.23%) Billing
16 3 (0.17%) Financial Institution
16 3 (0.17%) Publishing
17 2 (0.11%) Front Office
17 2 (0.11%) German Language
Job Titles
1 512 (28.86%) Developer
2 392 (22.10%) Analyst
3 266 (14.99%) .NET Developer
4 167 (9.41%) C# Developer
5 151 (8.51%) C# .NET Developer
6 122 (6.88%) ASP.NET Developer
7 117 (6.60%) Consultant
8 97 (5.47%) SQL Developer
9 93 (5.24%) Support Analyst
10 92 (5.19%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 88 (4.96%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 84 (4.74%) Software Developer
13 83 (4.68%) Support Engineer
14 78 (4.40%) Administrator
14 78 (4.40%) Senior Developer
15 74 (4.17%) Architect
16 72 (4.06%) C# Software Developer
17 71 (4.00%) .NET Software Developer
18 68 (3.83%) Business Intelligence Developer
19 66 (3.72%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 532 (29.99%) .NET
2 307 (17.31%) ASP.NET
3 247 (13.92%) CSS
4 225 (12.68%) HTML
5 155 (8.74%) XML
6 152 (8.57%) jQuery
7 148 (8.34%) .NET Framework
8 143 (8.06%) Web Services
9 142 (8.00%) ASP.NET MVC
10 115 (6.48%) WCF
11 89 (5.02%) Entity Framework
12 88 (4.96%) WPF
13 82 (4.62%) AngularJS
14 77 (4.34%) HTML5
15 64 (3.61%) Ajax
16 62 (3.49%) ASP.NET Web API
17 60 (3.38%) CSS3
18 50 (2.82%) ASP.NET Web Forms
19 49 (2.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 46 (2.59%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 167 (9.41%) Analytical Skills
2 93 (5.24%) Data Centre
3 73 (4.11%) Computer Science
4 56 (3.16%) Management Information System
5 47 (2.65%) Enterprise Software
6 41 (2.31%) Clustering
6 41 (2.31%) User Experience
7 33 (1.86%) Mobile App
8 31 (1.75%) Inversion of Control
9 29 (1.63%) Driving Licence
10 24 (1.35%) Video Conferencing
11 23 (1.30%) NHS
12 22 (1.24%) Replication
13 18 (1.01%) Private Cloud
14 17 (0.96%) Data Structures
14 17 (0.96%) Fat Client
14 17 (0.96%) Thin Client
15 16 (0.90%) Data Extraction
15 16 (0.90%) Statistics
16 15 (0.85%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 585 (32.98%) Windows
2 278 (15.67%) Windows Server
3 164 (9.24%) Windows Server 2008
4 134 (7.55%) Windows Server 2012
5 118 (6.65%) Windows 7
6 102 (5.75%) Windows Server 2003
7 77 (4.34%) Linux
8 74 (4.17%) Windows 8
9 66 (3.72%) Windows XP
10 44 (2.48%) Android
11 31 (1.75%) Unix
12 29 (1.63%) Windows 10
13 27 (1.52%) Apple iOS
14 25 (1.41%) Windows 2000 Server
15 16 (0.90%) Windows Vista
16 11 (0.62%) Mac OS X
17 7 (0.39%) MVS
18 6 (0.34%) OpenVMS
18 6 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 5 (0.28%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 256 (14.43%) MVC
2 250 (14.09%) Agile Software Development
3 197 (11.10%) Business Intelligence
4 171 (9.64%) ITIL
5 149 (8.40%) CRM
6 124 (6.99%) Project Management
7 117 (6.60%) ERP
8 92 (5.19%) Time Management
9 88 (4.96%) Scrum
10 87 (4.90%) OO
11 82 (4.62%) Software Engineering
12 79 (4.45%) SDLC
13 75 (4.23%) Mentoring
14 73 (4.11%) Migration
15 72 (4.06%) Web Development
16 71 (4.00%) ETL
17 65 (3.66%) TDD
18 60 (3.38%) SOA
19 59 (3.33%) Continuous Integration
20 58 (3.27%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 619 (34.89%) SQL
2 457 (25.76%) C#
3 299 (16.85%) JavaScript
4 150 (8.46%) T-SQL
5 95 (5.36%) VB.NET
6 50 (2.82%) PowerShell
7 44 (2.48%) C
8 39 (2.20%) Java
8 39 (2.20%) VB
9 38 (2.14%) C++
10 26 (1.47%) PHP
11 25 (1.41%) PL/SQL
12 20 (1.13%) Ruby
13 17 (0.96%) VBA
14 16 (0.90%) XPath
15 15 (0.85%) Python
16 12 (0.68%) XQuery
17 10 (0.56%) RPG
17 10 (0.56%) VBScript
17 10 (0.56%) VC++
Qualifications
1 210 (11.84%) Microsoft Certification
2 164 (9.24%) Degree
3 93 (5.24%) MCSE
4 74 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
5 64 (3.61%) CCNA
6 57 (3.21%) Security Cleared
7 52 (2.93%) ISEB
7 52 (2.93%) MCSA
8 43 (2.42%) MCITP
8 43 (2.42%) MCP
9 42 (2.37%) SC Cleared
10 41 (2.31%) CCNP
11 38 (2.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 35 (1.97%) ISTQB
13 33 (1.86%) MCSD
14 27 (1.52%) HND
14 27 (1.52%) MCTS
15 16 (0.90%) ITIL Certification
16 15 (0.85%) CISSP
16 15 (0.85%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 91 (5.13%) SLA
2 61 (3.44%) QA
3 30 (1.69%) Data Quality
4 26 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 8 (0.45%) ISO 9000
6 8 (0.45%) TickIT
7 5 (0.28%) P3O
8 4 (0.23%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (0.11%) ISO22301
10 1 (0.056%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.056%) ISO27002
System Software
1 345 (19.45%) Active Directory
2 167 (9.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 134 (7.55%) Hyper-V
4 53 (2.99%) XenApp
5 51 (2.87%) vSphere
6 19 (1.07%) Terminal Services
6 19 (1.07%) XenDesktop
7 16 (0.90%) Forefront TMG
8 13 (0.73%) VMware ESX
9 10 (0.56%) VMware Workstation
10 9 (0.51%) Firmware
11 8 (0.45%) BitLocker
12 7 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
12 7 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
12 7 (0.39%) XenServer
13 6 (0.34%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 5 (0.28%) Terminal Server
14 5 (0.28%) VMware Server
15 4 (0.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 4 (0.23%) UAG
Systems Management
1 68 (3.83%) SCCM
2 33 (1.86%) SCOM
3 28 (1.58%) Backup Exec
4 21 (1.18%) WSUS
5 13 (0.73%) HP Quality Center
6 11 (0.62%) SCVMM
7 10 (0.56%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 10 (0.56%) Norton AntiVirus
7 10 (0.56%) Windows Intune
8 8 (0.45%) NetBackup
9 7 (0.39%) Tivoli
10 6 (0.34%) OpenView
11 5 (0.28%) SCDPM
11 5 (0.28%) SCSM
11 5 (0.28%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 4 (0.23%) Cisco CUCM
12 4 (0.23%) Dollar Universe
12 4 (0.23%) EdgeSight
12 4 (0.23%) Opscode Chef
12 4 (0.23%) Puppet
Vendors
1 294 (16.57%) VMware
2 179 (10.09%) Cisco
3 150 (8.46%) Citrix
4 132 (7.44%) Oracle
5 85 (4.79%) HP
6 64 (3.61%) NetApp
7 56 (3.16%) IBM
8 53 (2.99%) SAP
9 32 (1.80%) Avaya
10 31 (1.75%) Dell
10 31 (1.75%) Veeam
11 26 (1.47%) Juniper
12 25 (1.41%) Apple
12 25 (1.41%) Tableau
13 21 (1.18%) Symantec
14 20 (1.13%) EMC
14 20 (1.13%) SonicWALL
15 18 (1.01%) Adobe
16 16 (0.90%) Meraki
17 15 (0.85%) CheckPoint
Telford, Shropshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £35k - 40k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £45k - 55k per year + Benefits + Car
Posted: 2 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £50k - 60k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £40k - 60k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £20k - 25k per year + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands (County)
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Staffordshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
BARCLAY ANDERSON LIMITED
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + Car Allowance + Fuel Card
Posted: 2 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: £45k - 50k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ISL
Posted: 2 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £85,000 - £115,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Broadway, Worcestershire
IT Lab
Salary: From £22,000 to £27,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Evesham, Worcestershire
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: £26,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £25000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £29000 - £37000 per annum + Pension + Medical
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £31072.00 - £40964.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Monarch Recruitment Ltd.
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham
HW Search & Selection
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Colossus Associates
Salary: £22000 - £28000 per annum, Benefits 0
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + Pension, Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Great Company
Posted: 3 days ago
Warwickshire
Iress
Posted: 3 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Computer People
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + bonus, pension, 25 days
Posted: 3 days ago